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Job Market Info

Recent Labor Market Developments

Unemployment Rates for Utica-Rome Metropolitan Statistical Area

(not seasonally adjusted)

April 2023: 2.8%
March 2023: 3.6%
April 2022: 3.4%

The unemployment rate in the Utica-Rome metro declined from 3.4% in April 2022 to 2.8% in April 2023. The unemployment rate was 3.6% in March.

Change in Nonfarm Jobs since April 2022
For the 12-month period ending April 2023, the nonfarm job count in the Utica-Rome metro increased 1,600, or 1.3%, to 121,900. Private sector employment rose 1,400, or 1.5%, to 92,000.

Job gains were posted in: private education and health services (+900), leisure and hospitality (+700), government (+200), financial activities (+100), manufacturing (+100), and other services (+100). Professional and business services (-300), natural resources, mining, and construction (-100), and trade, transportation, and utilities (-100) declined over the year.


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